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Foden's terminate partnership with Bergerault

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 10 March 2014

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Following a years partnership with Bergerault Percussion Foden's have decided to terminate the partnership with immediate effect. Speaking about the decision Mark Wilkinson commented 'Due to a number of communication issues with Bergerault we have decided to terminate the partnership with immediate effect.

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Foden's are off to London

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 10 March 2014

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On Sunday 9th March Foden's competed at the North West Area Competition held at the Winter Gardens, Blackpool. Each band had to perform the 'Set' test piece 'St Magnus' by composer Kenneth Downie. St Magnus has been described by many as one of the hardest test pieces written for Brass...

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Foden's Composer Contest update

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 27 February 2014

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Since announcing details of the Foden's Composer Contest the band have been inundated  with application requests.   Speaking about the Contest Mark Wilkinson said 'To date we have received 63 application requests across the two age group sections.

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Foden's Patrons Concert and awards

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 19 February 2014

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On Tuesday 18th February Foden's held their annual 'Patrons Concert' to a capacity audience in excess of 500 Patrons in Sandbach. As well as thanking the Patrons for their continued support the band also arranged a VIP reception prior to the concert attended by various band Partners, representatives from Sandbach...

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Foden's players in North East Derbyshire Coaching day

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 5 February 2014

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On the 22nd March players from Foden's will be involving in a 'free' coaching day on behalf of the North Derbyshire District Council

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Foden's in Armagh

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 3 February 2014

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On Friday 31st January six members of Foden's flew to Armagh to perform in a concert shared with members of the Armagh Summer School Band as well as local musicians. The concert also saw the premier of a new composition from Andy Scott entitled 'Dirty River' which featured Irish pipes...

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Foden's travel to Armagh

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 27 January 2014

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On Friday 31st January six members of Foden's will travel to Armagh, Northern Ireland to perform in a concert at the Market Place with various musicians from the very successful Armagh Summer School as well as a number of 'Pipers' and local band members.

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Allan Withington Conducting School

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 20 January 2014

In June 2014 Allan Withington`s annual Conductors Summer School will take place in Sandbach, Cheshire. For the last five years the school has been organized in conjunction with Soli Brass in Holland and has taken place in Leeuwarden.

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Foden's announce Composers Competition

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 15 January 2014

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Foden's Band have announced the launch of a major composers competition and workshop in partnership with the RNCM. Speaking about the competition Band Manager Mark Wilkinson commented 'As well as our Youth and Educational work with brass and percussion musicians we decided that we would also like to do something...

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Concert review

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 9 January 2014

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Please see below link to a concert review on the bands recent performance at the Corn Exchange, Cambridge.

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For any conductor and every audience, Foden’s Band is a musical Magic Carpet. It continually takes the listener to places that few other ensembles rarely even approach Howard Snell